Hylton Nel   (b. 1941)
Girl in nine parts

1 of 9 glazed ceramic bowls
Diameter 26cm

Nel is amused by the idea of a main course served on this set of plates. Guests can choose to eat off the girl’s pink shoes or her sexy short pants, a leg or a breast, the hand holding flowers or the hand holding a shuttlecock, or ‘her face which looks a bit like Brooke Shields’. Alternatively the set can be displayed in its parts on a wall.

In the past year Nel’s work was included on Table Manners: Contemporary international ceramics at the Crafts Council Gallery in London and To Hold, curated by Peter Ting, at the Farmleigh Gallery in Dublin. An exhibition of his recent work is on view at Michael Stevenson concurrent to this season show.

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